Tag: Texture Paste

Cow Parsley on Pastel #185

June28It makes a change for me to have to work a little differently with my stamps.  I usually do a lot of stamping onto coloured backgrounds, which is all well and good, but I know that those of you who are not confident with stamping sometimes worry about as you are committed to getting a good image onto a painted background.

As I was able to stamp some of the new designs of Woodware stamps whilst Annette our demonstrator was in store on Saturday, I have lots of black on white card images I can play with.

If I went in with the mister backgrounds, it was going to mute the image, so I decided to play with it a different way.

I started by applying texture paste through my script mask (Mini Art Is) onto some white card.  Once dry I sprayed it with chalk cosmic shimmer misters – yellow, pink and purple.

June28aThe image I have used is the Woodware Cow Parsley stamp.  I darkened up my stamped image with a black fineliner so it was a proper dark black (If I had the stamp to hand I would have stamped and embossed it in black).  I spent some time cutting around the image and the greeting.  The advantage of this technique is if I had stamped my cow parsley and wasn’t happy with the quality of the image, I could restamp it as many times as I needed to, so ideal for the beginner stamper still learning how to stamp.

I mounted both onto my backing piece using silicone glue so it stood forward from the background.  A final black mount really sets off the contrast.

happy crafting




Butterfly Tree #154

Sweet Poppy Stencil Butterfly TreeToday’s creation is using a Sweet Poppy Stencil – the lovely Butterfly Tree design.

I started by fixing my stencil down with low tack stencil tape and coloured the trunk of the tree using Distress Inks in a couple of shades of brown – with a little yellow added too.  I applied this using Cut n Dry foam.  Don’t worry if your brown ink goes over a few edges of butterflies when you are doing the little branches, it won’t notice once you colour the rest of the design.

I thought this would work really well with a graduated colour change – rather than picking out particular butterflies to colour individual colours – well not on this occasion – I will do that on another project another time! 🙂 (more…)

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happy crafting